What is the Sports Premium Grant?
During his time as Prime Minister, David Cameron announced a renewed package of funding for PE and school sport. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing £150 million in each of the next two years to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. The ‘Sugar tax’ is also providing schools with additional funds to enable schools to further develop their Sports and health provision.
This funding will be ring fenced, and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding will be allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism – a typical primary school with 250 pupils will receive around £9,250 each year.
In order to ensure all young people have access to high quality PE, schools are required to publish details of their sporting provision on their websites.
Our PE and Sports Provision 2018-2019
St Oswald’s is a Good School with Outstanding features.
We have a culture of high expectations for all pupils and this is evident throughout the school. We recognise that PE, sport and developing the whole child is the key to our success. Through sport the important qualities of resilience, communication, teamwork, and friendship are improved…..which can then be taken back to the classroom.
From an early age sport is nurtured and encouraged. Our curriculum shows regular PE lessons (2 hours a week), sport related topics annually. We hold extra-curricular days which develop children’s understanding of healthy body and mind; we have held healthy body and mind days, Pupils participate in workshops for example the “Tryathalon”
Each morning children participate in Shake and Wake in the classrooms.
We now have a soft out door surface suitable for PE, in addition to this we have a climbing wall and a bespoke climbing frame
After school sporting opportunities;
- Multi skills club which includes participation of all (SEN/FSM/ Gender)
- Dance club offered to all pupils
- Cricket Club- A Chance to Shine Programme
- Forest Schools
Extra-curricular activities within school;
Lunchtime we employ a Play Activity Leader who leads sporting events across the playground; focusing on developing team work and team games (hockey, basketball, football, athletics……
Partnerships are strong, we are affiliated to the sports development partnership; we take part in football competitions, sports hall athletics, Mini Red Tennis competitions
We work with the local schools annually holding a mini Olympics for the year 2 children in the summer term.
Swimming; All K S 1 and 2 children participate in swimming.
Celebrations of sporting events are through certificates, articles in the Ashbourne News Telegraph and all events are celebrated in the weekly rewards assemblies
Soccer stars coach the children in Multi Skills activities and games on a weekly basis
A Chance to Shine Cricket Programme also takes place.
There is a Running Club which takes place weekly.
Continuous Professional Development for the members of Staff
All staff had had training in the following areas;
- Fundamentals of Sport
- We have a trained PE lead who has undertaken a Level 5 PE qualification and is our Physical Education Subject Lead within school
- Cricket Coaching to develop staffs knowledge of skills in cricket and how to teach cricket to children from EYFS-KS2
We do not have a sports field which limits some of the sport we can do. To overcome this we do use the local recreation ground and take part in competitions at other schools as well as making use of the local Leisure centre
We are also in discussion with the Diocese to use the land adjacent to the school. This land is Glebe land and part of the process in becoming a primary School is to have a field/area to build a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) meetings have been held between the Local Authority and the Diocese to make this a reality by September 2018.